OnePlus 7 renders show off the phone's cameras and its three color options
by Alan Friedman / Mar 23, 2019, 12:55 PM
The eagerly awaited OnePlus 7 is going to feature a pretty high screen-to-body ratio thanks to the 16MP pop-up selfie camera that the device will sport. That feature, as well as the vertically mounted triple camera setup on the back of the phone, are clearly seen in new renders of the handset printed by GizChina. The OnePlus 7 is expected to be released some time in May.
an etailer prematurely posted a listing for the OnePlus 7, which included the handset's specs. So, we expect to see the phone carry a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Consumers can choose a model with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage, or one with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The triple camera setup on back will include a 48MP primary camera, a 20MP camera and a 5MP camera. There is a chance that Oppo's 10X lossless zoom will also be included; the two companies are brothers from the same corporate parent.Earlier this month
The remaining specs include a nice sized 4000mAh battery that charges quickly, thanks to the 44W Dash charging system. OnePlus touts the in-display fingerprint scanner, which it calls Screen Unlock, as the fastest on any handset. Android 9 Pie will be pre-installed along with the company's OxygenOS 9 UI. And apparently, the OnePlus 7 will start at $569.
We would imagine that given the success of the OnePlus-T-Mobile partnership, which has done quite well moving out units of the OnePlus 6T, we will see the OnePlus 7 offered by the nation's third largest carrier. This should not be overlooked because right now, OnePlus is the only Chinese phone manufacturer offering a high-end phone through a major U.S. carrier. U.S. lawmakers have branded both Huawei and ZTE as national security threats, and the U.S.-China trade war has helped the relationship between both countries deteriorate. Interestingly, the success of OnePlus in the states has led Oppo to declare last month that it is planning on invading the U.S. This isn't happening right away, but as soon as Oppo feels secure in Europe.
Starting at $569, the OnePlus 7 will be a "flagship killer"
But we digress. Returning to the OnePlus 7, it will come in three colors, Black, Purple and Gray. All three colors are shown in the new renders. If you haven't been following along, the OnePlus 7 will not support 5G connectivity. That task is reserved for the OnePlus 5G; however, OnePlus founder and executive Pete Lau has already made it clear thatthe company's first 5G effort will not be available in the U.S.
The OnePlus One was unveiled in April 2014 and originally was available only with an invitation. OnePlus did this in order to match supply with demand, to prevent it from building too much inventory. By January 2016, the company scrapped the invite system for the OnePlus X, and the OnePlus 3 hit the marketplace invite-free. The first few models were branded as "flagship killers" by OnePlus because of its high-end specs and low prices. If the premature OnePlus 7 listing does have the legitimate price tag, $569 is quite a good price for such a feature-rich phone.
OnePlus also gets kudos for sending out updates in a timely manner compared to other non-Pixel Android phones. It also has a reputation for adding features found on its newer handsets, to some of its older devices via software updates. And the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, both released in 2016, will soon be updated to Android 9 Pie.
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Wasn't OnePlus the only Chinese manufacturer actually caught doing shady stuff with users information and they're allowed in the US? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. That said, the OnePlus 7 looks like a beast.
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 1:09 PM 6
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None to my knowledge. I believe Blu was the one that was mishandling user data.
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 2:55 PM 1
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a 6-inch display version and i'll buy it
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 3:10 PM 2
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6.5 inch screen is more like a tablet . tablets are commonly 7 inch screens . I need a phone that fits in my packet without being so heavy it I need a belt to keep my pants on lol ! how about a 5.8 inch model ? thats more then big enough for a phone.
posted on Mar 25, 2019, 7:49 AM 0
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They would better put back 3.5 mm jack and made more compact size . OnePlus phones are getting more and more niche devices with every new iteration.
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 3:40 PM 9
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What’s a 3.5mm jack?
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 6:15 PM 1
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I agree. Omitting the jack only benefits the wireless merchants and no one else. OP's reason for not having the jack was pure BS. Didn't make sense at all. Guess they just want their phone to be another iPhone clone.
posted on Mar 23, 2019, 8:43 PM 6
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The pop-up front camera doesnt bother me at all since i rarely use the front camera, maybe a few times a month for the occasional video calls. I really wish that they would make a 6.1in and a 6.4/6.5in version like Google, Samsung and Apple. The oneplus 6/6T was just a little bigger then i would like so i settled on the Galaxy s10. The one thing they need is an HDR 1440p display and that phone would be perfect.
posted on Mar 24, 2019, 1:59 PM 1
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The hidden front camera is, in a way, better for us who don't take selfies often. I'm still on OP3 and preparing for a new device. Thought of S10+ but it's too expensive for someone like me, but I also want a phone with headphone jack. And I also have a feeling that OP7 won't come with a headphone input. Chosing phones has never been this hard.
posted on Mar 24, 2019, 10:29 PM 0
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